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the westbound freeway and into virginia, stalled vehicles, there's an accident after main avenue, and i will show you the crash near the exit for 110, southbound on 395, notice the accident, traffic getting guide to the left. back to you. >> thank you. >>> our top story, police searched through the night for explosives that may have been left behind by and gunman who took three people hostage at the discovery channel building. he was shot and killed by police. the hostages are safe this morning, but there are still many questions. brianne carter is not the discovery channel headquarters in downtown silver spring. good morning, what can you tell us today? >> officers say that the gunman acted alone. james j. lee was well-known at discovering. a longtime protester who was upset with their programming. four hours , james j. lee held three men hostage inside the discovery channel building, beginning 1:00 yesterday afternoon when he locked into the main lobby with a handgun, a metal canisters strapped to his body, carrying a backpack and boxes believed to be explosive devices. he fired a sho
at the radar, it is raining really hard. they are getting wind driven heavy rains from virginia beach down to nags head. those areas of yellow and orange, the center of circulation of earl is just about 40 or 50 miles to the east of hatteras. but the heavy rains are coming in inland and slamming the beach area there. our local radar not showing rain here but there are a few sprinkles in the northern neck of virginia and bay. some of the rain will be arriving into ocean city in the next hour. and earl, here's the wide view continues to advance to the north. it's a category 2 storm. the winds have decreased since yesterday morning at this time but still a powerful storm moving north-northeast at 16. it will take it up towards new england. closer view of the track showing it will be further out to sea. there's still going to be enough tropical storm force winds, maybe 40 to 50-mile-per-hour gusts at ocean city later today. we'll have temperatures climbing in the mid to upper 90s. and breezy tomorrow near 80. looks like a great labor day weekend. how's the traffic? >> we're starting you off wi
minimal impact in the region. beaches in maryland, delaware, virginia could have winds 5880 miles an hour along the delmarva coast sun is coming up in 2 minutes. it is 6:28. t 1 at noon. 92 at five. a high near t 5. right now 75- degrees with a few high clouds. clear to partly cloudy tonight. 66 to 75. some high clouds from earl move in. tomorrow, well, hazy sunshine and could be overcast with high clouds in the morning earl east, much stronger to the atlantic ocean. down to t andrews. 64 mass transit. 72 winchester. steve in cross junction was 68 and martinburg 666. temperatures in the 70s. it is muggier out there and winds are fairly light thanks to high pressure still here. but the fronts are coming. it will give us a good weekend an help to push earl to the northeast opposed to the west and you can see that turn where earl is starting to move more up opposed to closer to the coast. it will be a close call as far as cape hatteras is concerned with winds now 18 a. as -- 14 a . looks like it will come to maine and nova scotia by saturday morning and leaves for the week some the weekend l
to maryland and virginia. a state of emergency is already in effect in both states. you can see why when you take a look at the winds out there. >> about >> the good new is it is dragging the worst of its energy away from us. we'll still get gusty winds along the beaches. >> this was a major hurricane yesterday. let's get to t i'll show you the satellite-radar. again, the eye never making landfall although it is brushing the coast of the carolinas up into southern maryland here and southeast maryland as we speak. rain bands as you can see, most impressive, very heavy rain. we've got wind gusts reported up to about 70 miles per hour earlier this morning in cape hatteras. i mentioned it is pushing off to the north and east. it is getting kind of stretched out now. you can see it getting dragged there to the north and east and away from the washington area. the cloud shield all the way back into western maryland and western virginia and that will kind of get pushed out too. so hang in there. we'll have a left cloud cover and even some light showers. but later this afternoon, here in the washing
. and then during the morning hours on friday, it will be east of virginia beach, perhaps right around 8:00 on friday morning. and then by noon time just east of ocean city, by 2:00 p.m. friday just off of cape may new jersey, and even though the center of circumstance hags will be off the coast, the tropical storm force winds will certainly be felt right along the atlantic beaches and then affecting new england. look at all the tropical storm watches and warnings that are up. this is a hurricane warning, this red zone around the outer banks from virginia beach all the way town through north carolina. farther to the north, this is a hurricane watch for our atlantic beaches along the shore of the -- from delaware all the way down through virginia shore line, that is a hurricane watch. and the likely effects from the storm, very wet ocean city on friday with tropical bands of heavy rain coming in. tropical storm force winds. for us this morning, we have temperatures around the region in the 70s. 77 in washington, and beef got a huge area of high pressure, so plenty of sunshine today. we'll
. >> this is the first time the city is allowing early voting. >>> still to come, we are live in virginia beach as residents baton down for hurricane earl. >>> and plus a look at evacuations taking place ahead of that storm. we'll be right back. there's something you never hear vince gray talk about: his record running dc's department of human services. why? under gray, dhs lost out on millions of federal dollars for missing paperwork; lost money for the homeless; even lost track of foster children. a court ordered gray's department to improve child services. gray's not a bad guy but he was a bad manager. do we want to go back to that? >>> turning our attention to the latest on hurricane earl. the folks in the outer banks taking no chances tonight. it's sunny there, but mandatory evacuations are in effect for ocracoke and hatteras islands. closer to home, both maryland and virginia's governors have declared states of emergency ahead of the storm. our team coverage begins with scott broom in ocean city, maryland. >> reporter: i'm scott broom in ocean city, maryland, where they do not anticipate
a hurricane watch as well from rehoboth beach down, essentially uh, to the virginia, north carolina border. that's a hurricane watch and also a tropical storm uh, warning. so, a no mandatory evacuations in virginia beach just yet, but plenty of people are clearing out of the way. bruce leshan is live down in ocean front, bruce? >> reporter: hey, topper, this family is among those who are not clearing out. check it out. they're about to get married right down here on the beach. they say you're lucky your major is lucky if you get married when it rains and they said they must have hit the lottery. >> like shakespeare, captain mark hodges figures discretion is part of valor. he's planning to ride out earl on dry land. >> 60 miles, you know, would be very risky if you break down, nobody's going to want to come get you and you're stuck out there in the middle of a hurricane. i'd be sunk by midnight, probably. >> thousands of tourists are packing up the kids and boogie boards and leaving the ocean front early. >> we're heading back to indiana one day early. we're going to skip out one day. >> do
already been declared for maryland, virginia and north carolina. >> and the effects are already being felt. amtrak has canceled train routes in virginia. there are mandatory evacuations in the outer banks of north carolina and travelers are being advised not to travel and from ocean city. sherry ly is live in ocean city and joining us with the latest situation. tides started picking up a short time augment it is. we are just at low tide and so it should pick back up again but we've seen waves of 6-8 feet out here and it will only get worse. we are her a hurricane watch here in ocean city, although earl is expected to pass close off shore. we're still going to get pounded with high winds and heavy surf. we're looking at waves later today at 12 up to 15 feet. right now life guards are not out on the beaches but they will be shortly. yesterday they had restrictions as far as how far people could go into the water -- knee deep or less and that was it. and as the storm moves in, they are telling people to stay out of the water, especially during the storm. the storm is expected to hit sometime
in north carolina as it moves away from the coast, it's going to continue to worsen at virginia beach as well as ocean city, maryland and cape maine, new jersey. the storm is at the bulk of it. you can see on the satellite, i'll loop it for you. the bulk of the system was well to the west. it's 100 miles east of virginia beach. it's the outer most bans on the western side coming through the areas on virginia beach. even the northern neck. it's a category two. it's going to pick up speed. cape cod and nantucket will get the worst of it before moving away. right now, northeast at 16 miles per hour. the watch and advisories remain up. i'm expecting, barbara, i know you are trying to make it there this weekend. winds 60 miles per hour in cape cod. we'll tell you what to expect where the showers are east of 95. >> did they say the islands off massachusetts could take a direct hit? >> not a direct hit but more rain. two to four inches of rain if not more in somexd areas. >> we'll check in with you again. hurricane earl could keep drivers home. you could avoid delays by traveling before noon
and campers led the area throughout the day. the mandate is forcing the marshall family of virginia to cut their summer vacation in half. >> this is the last night. we distorted run things together. >> labor on vacation. -- this week -- we were on vacation. >> along the shore, a hurricane flags flapped in the strong wind. this woman and her daughter are staying out of the water rather than paying aid to under $50 fine. >> it is disappointing. call it -- i would like to get in and fill the salt water will take whatever we can get. >> weather wise, they are gearing up for this category three hurricane. winds are topping 70 miles per hour are expected here overnight thursday. those in the the damage that can be caused by a significant hurricane are getting ready. >> we into last-minute is not the best idea. -- waiting until the last minute is not the best idea. >> right now, there is a state of emergency in effect both in north carolina and in virginia. experts are keeping a watchful eye on hurricane earl. it was downgraded to a category 3 hurricane earlier today. they will be watching it ton
a bit, virginia beach is less than 100 miles from earl's approach of land and it escaped the high winds and flooding that hit the outer banks. >> still a light drizzle here in virginia beach but we are expecting the sun shortly. they are taking stock of the damage one tree down, eight people without power, no major flooding. call it dancing with earl. even at 3:00 a.m., people were out romancing the storm. in the dark, winds gusted to a high of maybe 20 miles an hour. the rain just sprinkled down. at daybreak, the adventurers took to the beach, even waltzing in the water. awed by the waves and imagine imagine industry that skirted the ocean front to offer a cares reinstead of a punch. >> it is something magic about being out there. >> very fresh. don't get it all the time. the wind feels great. >> reporter: by 7:30, the wind had shifted. earl was sucking it back out that way, and if you look at the swells, you can see how the wind was blowing the foam out to sea. the wind blew northeast in gusts as high as 40 miles an hour. the biggest threat now the waves an the tide which may eat up p
of virginia, maryland and delaware where waves could easily to go 8 or perhaps 13 feet. winds at the coast, 30 to 50 miles per hour. that will be again, most of friday. but a bigger system for new england, spots like cape cod, could get the heavy rain out of the system around the two to four inches. we'll talk more about that later. the coastal flood watch, it starts at 6:00 p.m. and it goes through the overnight period. we'll talk about the high tide times coming up in a few minutes. we're already seeing some of the effects of earl. its high clouds. you can seeçó across maryland, e northern neck making their way up through area. some of those outer bands meanwhile are forecasting increasing clouds. will drop to 80 degrees by 9:00 p.m. after another hot day. 79 degrees by 11:00 p.m. higher than normal as we look at the tides. labor day weekend, a huge cool-down. wait until you see the four-day forecast. throughout the 4:00 hour, the 5:00, the 6:00, two, both kammerer and myself will be taking your questions live. your questions about hurricanes and the effects on earl here. see you back in a
in virginia, the governor has also declared a state of emergency. residents and visit iters have been ordered to leave hatteras on the outer banks. >> certainly a formidable hurricane. maximum winds have increased 145 miles per hour, gusted to about 170. it continues to intensify and deepen. i don't think it will get much stronger than this but this is a very powerful storm. thank goodness, it won't directly make landfall. we'll talk first about current conditioned. i mentioned to you it is trekking off to the north and northwest at about 17 miles per hour. now, centered 410 miles south of cape hatteras, north carolina. it looks like it will be right off the the coastline there of north carolina a little later tonight. we'll gradually see conditions deteriorate there. want to push onto hd radar, show you the wave heights. this is very impressive stuff. see the dark purple. that is right underneath the storm. wave heights are measured at about 33 feet. so that gives you an idea of how powerful the storm is even pushing up towards cape hatteras. wave heights are running a good 10 to 12 feet abo
, kill devil hills, north carolina. >> the storm moved from north carolina to virginia. some folks just had to stop and gaze at the massive waves. now the report from virginia beach. >> reporter: this morning at the virginia beach ocean front, earl was really churning up the surf. the rough seas meant no one was allowed in the water. the pier stretching out into the turbulent owing was holding up strong as ever. choppy it is a got, the pier never wavered. earl did provide a little excitement for sightseers who ventured out in the wind and rain to get a closer look. >> pretty awesome stuff. it really is. >> earl gave jim a break from remodeling homes today. the rock jetty at the beginning of the boardwalk was the spot he chose to come out and get a glimpse of the hurricane. how long have you lived here? >> since' 72. >> reporter: a long time. you've seen a lot of storms. >> yep. >> reporter: what about this one? what do you think? >> this is a baby. it ain't going to do much. >> reporter: it was about 8:30 this morning when we stopped by the inlet, that danger sign saying it all. we're s
amtrak routes between virginia's tidewater area and newport news have been canceled because of the coming storm. these are live pictures from wrightsville beach, north carolina. many tourists and residents have left north carolina's outer banks. it's still unclear how close the strongest winds and heaviest surge will get to north carolina's fragile chain of barrier islands. tom is here now to tell us what he sees going on right now and some changes happening as we speak. >>> it looks like the winds are picking up at wrightsville beach. you can see the camera bouncing around, and the surf is getting rougher at wrightsville beach, north carolina. well, let's take a look across the tropical atlantic. we've got three named storms. we've got the major hurricane earl and then far to the south and east of that is a rather disorganized tropical storm, fiona. and that, though, is showing a little more organization as it moves off to the north, and that will likely stay way out to sea and not threaten the atlantic seaboard. farther to the east is gaston. it is a tropical storm and it's heading due
issued in maryland and nd virginia. we have ainthe latest on earl' track and live in ocean city as the resort towns prepare for the worst and the holiday ahead. ea >>> details on all of the stories coming up. thanks for being with us this thursday morning. rn i'm steve chenevey. >> and i'm eveyallison seymour. more now ymon today's top storyt one of the lasting scenes from yesterday's hostage situation at the discovery channel building will be concerned parents waiting to get their children who were being taken out akof the discovery kids day care inside of the building. ld all of those children were in safely reunited with their e parents. >> we'll go rentlive to the discovery channel building where there is still a police po presence this morning in a couple of minutes. nu >>> but first the latest on hurricane earl. the storm expected to reach the east thcoast late tonight and into tomorrow morning, but willi not likely make a direct hit. there is still concern that the core of the storm could shift closer to the coast. president coobama has already ordered federal agencies to
a lot. >>> also tracking this for us, we're in virginia beach giving us a look at conditions there. winds are whipping up, bruce. >> yeah, anita, it is hard to believe that we could be looking at tropical storm-force winds here and heavy, heavy rain and flooding in just about 36 hours from right now, because at this point it is a spectacular day down here in virginia beach. earl is about 800 miles behind me out to sea, and the expectation is that it will turn right just off of hatteras. the hurricane watch extends to the north carolina state line which is about 10 to 20 miles from where i stand right now. excuse me, the hurricane warning extends there. and we're in the hurricane watch area. there are red flags flying here. the surf is already dangerous. but as you might imagine, the surfers are having an absolute blast. it is a little bit flat right now, but the sets are about chest high and there are a ton of surfers out. come to the left unsee this giant sand berm they built here. you can perhaps see some of the kids that are playing here. this is a big, big weekend down here in
and down toward virginia beach as well. but inland in chesapeake, you are not included in this. take a look at these winds. 30 to 50 miles per hour in the southern portions of delmarva, toward the solomons area. maybe 15 to 30 miles per hour. look at d.c. maybe 10 to 20 miles per hour. west of that, not much in the way of winds. a very tight gradient as who sees some wind and had a doesn't see any at all. same deal with the rain. very with the toward the east. for most areas we're staying on the dry side. this evening we will see high clouds continue to increase. it will be a nice evening and a nice night around here. then tomorrow, partly cloudy, mainly dry early. 66 to 74 degrees tomorrow. partly sunny. showers mainly on the eastern shore, turning breezy. 85 to 90 degrees. as we look through the next four days. 79 on saturday. a little on the windy side there. breezy sunday, around 80 degrees. right now the weather looks great saturday, sunday and monday. for most of us in this area, tomorrow you're going to be like what hurricane do they continue to talk about? you really won't see much
bigger as the storm barrels to the east coast. aside from north carolina, virginia and maryland declared states of emergency. howard bernstein is tracking the storm and his forecast is just ten minutes away. affect a spectacular day on wall street yesterday. and investors are saying let's get one more like yesterday. but that could very well depend on testimony this morning from the head of the federal reserve. checking the numbers for you. the dow is at 1028 t after adding 254 points yesterday. that was a gain of 2.5%. the nasdaq and s&p 500 added 3% in trading yesterday, thanks to surprising strong manufacturing numbers that came out yesterday morning. >>> federal reserve chairman ben bernanke will be on the hot seat this morning. he is speaking before a panel investigating a wall melt down. he led the economy as the federal reserve took extraordinary measures town correct hundreds of billions of dollars in to the battered financial system. investors will be listening for anything he has to say about the concern state of the financial system and the economy. >>> good news for the local
carolina but in southern virginia and not too long here, even the maryland beaches will start to get in on the rain. let's look it the temperatures here in washington. we are now 78 degrees. with all the cloud cover, we are not cooling off overnight. 75 in fredericksburg. 72 in winchester. we'll start the day with clouds but end the day with some sunshine. slight chance for some of the bands of rain associated with earl to get in here south and east of the city, best chance. 91 your daytime high. winds will be breezy out of the north and 10 to 15 miles per hour. more details coming up in just a minute. >> thank you. >>> we also want to go back out to north carolina. here is a look at the whipping winds and rain from earl. from here, the system is expected to head north hugging the east coast. will thomas spoke with people in ocean city, maryland about how they're getting ready for earl. >> reporter: night fall thursday, it became apparent conditions are deteriorating. and as earl moves closer, the waters of ocean city appear much of the maryland and del coastline become more dangerou
like virginia beach, richmond getting some rain now, lower eastern shore get something rain. i know it looks impressive like we're getting a lot of rain here in washington but we're really not. there are some sprinkles not too far away. it is really racing at about 18 miles per hour. it will be out of here later this afternoon. we'll get some clearing out here to the west. let's get to our hd radar and take a closer look and show you the shower activity. here we are in washington. a few light sprinkles out to our west and more impressive bands of rain socialed with earl just off it our south and east. if you are down across southern maryland, down towards leonardtown, you might see light showers each of richmond and aross the lower eastern shore. you will get some rain showers and some winds particularly along the beaches. we'll get winds up to about 40 to 50 miles per hour as that storm races off to the north and east. the worst of it down at the beaches will be later this morning, four or five hours from now as the storm continues to track off not north and east. wind not too impr
of emergency is expected in maryland, virginia and north carolina. >>> we have much more still ahead this morning as fox 5 morning news at 4:30 begins now. >>> good morning to you. it is thursday morning, september 2nd, 2010 as we get a live look over our nation's capital off in the distance there you see the washington monument. we are dealing with hot temperatures in our area. the coastal areas bracing for hurricane earl. my pal tucker barnes is here to kind of bring us up to date on all of that stuff. >> good morning to you. >> good morning, friend. >> lots going on. let's take a look at vipir and give you the latest on hurricane earl. look at that, an incredibly powerful hurricane. winds 140 miles per hour, gusts over 155. this is a very, very powerful storm. pressure has been falling during the last several hours. likely to maintain its intensity as it approached the north carolina coastline during the overnight hours tonight. we are about 18 to 24 hours away tray possible landfall. looks like it will just scoot along the coast but it could be too close to call. could make a bri
, hurricane warnings from virginia beach southward to just outside of jacksonville, north carolina near camp lejeune. as far as our commuter models go, everything is taking it offshore at this point. the only close call is out there at nantucket, martha's vineyard, chatam. it should be a category 3 and then a category 2 by the time it's south of new england, weakening to a category 1 as it impacts either down east maine, they're probably going to get hit good saturday morning. the tropical storm force winds, the worst where stephanie is located, and then as everyone drives to work tomorrow, delaware and coastal new jersey and then we take that wind field up into virginia on friday evening. the worst of it is out to sea, but it's still going to put on quite a show in the outer banks and there in cape cod. >> and as you say, 125-mile-per-hour winds is nothing to take lightly. >> there will be damage done from this storm. >> earl's impact expected in north carolina late tonight as we're hearing from bill. thousands are evacuating from the coast, forced to forego their weekend plans as we head i
, virginia, plans to open an adult themed store in the old town area has riled some community leaders. they stay store will ruin the wholesome environment they've worked very hard to create there. the store owner says her shop is being unfairly judged. julie carey has more on this. >> reporter: old town Ñimanassa local leaders have spent hundreds of thousands to make it family friendly. that's why some are alarmed to learn, this new store opening soon will feature adult items. the window promises dvds, lotions, lingerie and more. they've called a community meeting. >> it is a big quhern a porno shop wants to locate here. we have them in prince william county and manassas and i've never raised a fuss about it. i've never gone out to shut them down. right here in old town is not the place to do it. >> reporter: the director of the arts center down the block agrees. >> we have the center for the arts. we have a lot of classes in the arts. we have thousands of children that come through every year. and their parents, and i think it is absolutely the wrong place to have a shop like this.
. the state of emergency is in effect in maryland, virginia and north carolina. >> as we've seen with some recent storms, you get 40, 50- mile an hour winds, you could do some damage. >> absolutely. >> there is a live look outside. 77degrees for us but shoot, we've seen about 40-mile per hour winds without a hurricane here. >> some of the big thunderstorms, we had 60, 70- mile we are hour winds. you are talking 140-mile per hour winds with gusts over 160 miles per hour. this is a very big storm. let's get to it. we'll talk local weather first. i will give you the latest with earl. 77degrees as gurvir mentioned. annapolis, 77. 73 in fredericksburg. 68 in frederick. 66 in martinsburg. lets agive you latest here and let's get to it. satellite-radar, showing you we have some very quiet conditions across the washington area. as we get into the afternoon hours, we'll await the arrival of some of the cloud cover associated with earl here pushing in from the south and southeast. you can see we'll get a little bit of cloud cover. that will hold temperatures back a degree or two. cold front out to t
and virginia a state of emergency has been declared. the same is true in north carolina, massachusetts and rhode island. you can get the latest on earl by going to myfoxhurricane.com for storm conditions, the watches and warnings and for the hurricane's track. you can also download our app for your blackberry, iphone or droid. >>> well, she looks like your average college sophomore. you have to hear what police say she did to pay for her textbooks. >>> and pepco customers giving the power couple a piece of their minds, hear how they say the company failed them time and time again. >>> this is never a good combination, an art gallery and a fire. we'll find out just how much damage there was inside this g >> you're watching fox 5 news at 10:00. our 90 minute power block of news is just getting started. we'll be right back.  >>> a college student busted for robbing a bank. why her family said she did it next. >>> a local college student is in jail tonight accused of robbing a maryland bank. tonight the girl's family said she didn't act alone and was pressured into committing th
to a category 2 as it sideswipes the seaboard, but people all along the coast including virginia and maryland taking no chances tonight. we have team coverage on hurricane earl. we'll begin with sue palka in the weather center. sue? >> laura, no doubt about it, people up and down the coast will know earl paid a visit on this early labor day weekend, but it's not as bad as it could have been, earl weakened from a category 4 this morning down to its current category 2 with winds of 105 miles an hour. look at it on our satellite radar picture here. you can see the eye looks as though it's trying to fall apart. that eye will be replaced by a much larger eye which will have the effect of expanding the wind field but lightening that wind field somewhat. over to our system to see our tropical track here with our category 2 storm. most of the track keeps it off the coast, maybe nantucket, cape cod, martha's vineyard going to get brushed here. it will stay about 150 to 200 miles off our coast, but again they are going to feel it on the the outer banks, good tropical force conditions and maybe category
. >>> expect a longer wait than normal at virginia dmv lines. >>> plus apple unveiled its revamped tv and ipods. shawn yancy has your fox 5 top five. >>> up first tonight apple is ready to take another bite out of the electronics apple. no. 5, the tech company released its new smaller cheaper version of apple tv today. the $99 gadgets connects to hd sets and lets people connect to movies and tv shoes. apple unveiled the smaller square ipods that come with buttons. no. 4, grab a tennis racket and hit the gym, not the court, a brand- new fitness class that forces you to use your entire body focusing on strength, flexibility and endurance. no. 3, if you're looking for a job with the federal government the partnership for public service says the top five largest agencies to work for are the nuclear regulatory commission, government accountability office, the fdic, smithsonian institution and nasa. no. 2, home sales may be down, but plenty of people are looking to refinance. mortgage re-fi apps jumped nearly 3% last week borrowers taking advantage of the low interest rates. refinancing is at its hig
of virginia from tyson's corner. a little better as you can see on the outer loop. this is the beltway at river road, not as bad coming out of 270. in virginia, the delays are pretty normal, from springfield. you will see some more delays across the river bridge. big problems on the 14th street bridge earlier. you are seeing things moving pretty well moving out of d.c. and moving into d.c. >>> coming up, is this popular diaper causing severe diaper rash is? >> george clooney goes for an international audience this weekend. >> 6:00, at nearly $1 billion, that is the price tag for fixing the metro system after last year's deadly collision. >>> at george clooney is back in action on the big screen this weekend. >> i will answer the question that i know you want to know, he looks great. >> that is a good one. >> there is something else coming up on this report that you both like. "the american" is about an assassin on one last job. it feels like an early 1960's european feel. george clooney must hide in plain sight while plotting a murder and avoiding the hit man that has a target on his b
the break. we will go back out live and check the conditions in ocean city maryland. >> 200 virginia national guard soldiers are on standby to respond to the storm in the hampton roads area. it's not back-to-school, it's forward to what's next with a blackberry curve, samsung reality, or lg cosmos for under $20 after rebate. >>> we are continuing to track hurricane earl. this is a live picture of nags head, north carolina. calmer conditions than we have seen at other times as earl is skirting the outer banks. we will continue to keep an eye on conditions in north carolina and ocean city. we will check in with sherri ly. >> tucker is joining us now. >> looks like the worst is over there. good news. we are getting heavy bands of rain offshore across the lower eastern shore. ocean city will get heavy rain. some of that is pin wheeling up to the washington area. some of our southern viewers will be getting rain and then it will get out of here and a nice looking weekend. hang in there. hd radar, a look at the local radar, the bands are pushing to the north and west. we had the outer most
tropical storm warnings in effect along the maryland beaches and delaware and virginia beaches as well. even toward virginia beach. the potential of seeing those winds over 40 miles an hour during the day on friday. something else we're looking at, a coastal flood watch for the tidal potomac as well as the chesapeake bay because of that high tide on thursday morning work into thursday night. watch out if you're in an area that is prone to flooding because of high tidal issues. you could see one to three feet. now hurricane earl, the likely scenario here. this is good news. west along the delmarva. the rest of the region including most of virginia, almost all of maryland on the dry side. that includes the district. right now it looks like it will get out of this a-okay as the storm moves off well to the east. a nice evening tonight. 80 to 90 degrees but the temperature will be falling as a result of the low human. a nice start. 64 to 73 degrees. snit sunrise tomorrow at 6:38. tomorrow, sunny. continued hot and a bit more humid. 91 to 94 degrees. as we move on through the next five days,
about it. >> we are on vacation, and ruined it. >> north carolina, maryland, and virginia leaders have declared states of emergency. earl is expected to pass off shore but close enough to induce tropical storm force wind late thursday into friday. some hotels and ocean city are rolling storm shutters and officials are calling on drivers to steer clear. >> friday will be a lousy day to be driving around. consider arriving in ocean city after the storm passes. the most have every intention of staying through the weekend, in joining the time off, but others are reconsidering. >> if it comes in and hit us hard, we have to get out of harm's way. >> according to forecasters, the waves are coming in at about 5-7 feet as we speak. 24 hours from now, they could be coming in at 10-13. jay korff, abc 7 news. >> sounds like the worst case scenario could be averted? >>> the worst case would be any direct hit, and that is looking more and more unlikely. if i were heading to the beaches, i would not be changed my plans dramatically right now. but keep informed. ocean city right now, the seas will be
this morning, larry sabato is the director of the center for politics at the university of virginia and we know that you don't go with your feelings, you've been doing a lot of home work on all of this, larry, and we're glad to have you with us this morning, welcome. >> thank you martha. i also can't sing, so that's another reason. martha: we're told to rely on the numbers, right? i hear you there. i hear you there. all right, let's talk about this. we've seen a change, an uptick in the numbers of republican seats that you see getting picked up here, house, senate, and also, on the governor level. what do you think has changed since that election? >> fundamentally it's the economy but a lot of other things. obviously it happened over the summer. this summer has been a disaster for democrats, almost everything has gone wrong for them, the bottom has fallen out, you stressed senate and house. i think the most significant returns are actually at the gubernatorial level, the state legislative level. i hope people will go, by the way, to center for politics.org and click on the crystal ball and read
the largest storm on the planet. about the sides of north carolina, south carolina and virginia combined. hard to miss it on radar. you see it on enhanced radar imagery, it's just off the coast of the carolinas. i can tell you the first impact on the united states is heavy surf. in terms of power ali was talking about moments ago, 145-mile-an-hour max sustained winds. gusts at 175. and this powerhouse is expected to roar its way to the north. where exactly is it going to go? according to the path of the hurricane center, the storm is expected to make a northerly jog over the next two days. by 2:00 in the morning on friday, should be just east of the outer banks. this thing say huge storm. so many people in the carolina coast dealing with heavy winds, of course, strong surf, tremendous waves. there will be millions without power before all said and done. as the storm is expected to move through, a category 3 storm. early saturday morning, a category 2 storm, perhaps, just off the coast cape cod with winds of 100 miles per hour. keep in mind these storms are very fickle and may jog out closer to
, preparations are under way. the governors of north carolina, virginia and maryland declared states of emergency. bob mcdonald activated the national guard, sending 200 troops to the chesapeake bay area. the postal service is delivering social security checks early to the coastal area of north carolina, virginia, maryland, delaware and new york. and the u.s. navy returning home from somalia, rushed to get home to virginia, ahead of the bad weather. on this beach, even the sea turtle nests were picked up and moved for safety. and surf's up in wrights head, north carolina. but it's extremely rough. and tourists are told to get out. now. >> they kicked us out this morning. >> they won't let us stay. they're going to make us sit in this traffic. >> back to jersey. >> reporter: with hurricane earl so close to the coastline, the entire east coast is threatened. if this storm jogs a little bit one way or the other, it will make a huge difference in which areas are affected. here at atlantic beach, herb and cindy know better. they're not taking any chances, moving their furniture indoors. since you've b
the same for all the way up virginia, maryland, delaware and now watching hurricane earl just south of the cape up in cape cod, new england. let's go on over and show you what's happening. this is earl. now in the last few frames of imagery here it almost looks like earl is trying to move more east of northeast, but these things still wobble a little bit. so it's hard to say if that's going to be something that it decides to do over a long term period and any more movement to the east is a good thing because it will take the core of winds and keep it away from the cape, but they will have a lot of pounding surf up there to deal with, too. in term of its intensity, now this is from the 8:00 observation from the national hurricane center. winds continue to come down now, down to 75 miles per hour just barely a category 1 hurricane and the movement still at present anyway from the national hurricane center is to the northeast and that speed is increasing. that forward speed is increasing up to about 23 miles per hour and it looks like again any of the hurricane force sustained winds sh
the east coast right now and virginia is now under a state of emergency. evacuations are also underway. live team coverage is coming up. >> you're watching fox 5 news at 10:00, a very busy night. keep it here. we'll be right back.  >>> a gunman with hostages and your baby's daycare steps away. the real life nightmare next. ♪ stinky ♪ hefty ♪ stinky ♪ hefty ♪ stinky, stinky ♪ hefty, hefty, hefty [ announcer ] hefty bags with unscented odor block technology... help neutralize odors and stop the stinkies. ♪ stinky, stinky, stinky ♪ hefty, hefty, hefty >>> continuing our coverage now of the discovery channel gunman, a man burst into the discovery communications building in silver spring around 1:00 this afternoon armed with a gun. explosives strapped to his body. police say james lee took a security guard and two other men hostage after a four-hour standoff police shooting and killing lee after they saw him point his gun at one of the hostages. the standoff didn't just affect discovery workers, but some very young children. a daycare center is housed on the first
declared a state in the state and the governor's of virginia and maryland have also declared states of emergency. other atlantic coast states are preparing as well for potential effects from the storm. >>> it is 5:05. it is going to be another warm one around here but it's also a "spare the air" day. let's look at day 2 of the mini heat wave. lawrence? >> kind of nice to have the heat around the bay area. haven't seen much of it all summer long. step out the door right now and those temperatures are already very mild to warm all around the bay area. we have numbers well into the 60s, inland under clear skies. clear as a bell inside the bay and even at the coast, no fog to speak of. that's a good sign that we're headed for another very warm day around the bay area. going to be hot in many spots again inland. probably going to top out about 103 degrees in some of the hottest spots. you get inside the bay, yeah, it's going to be on the warm to hot side, as well. mid-80s to mid-90s in some of the warmer areas. at the coast, head to the beach, probably one of the nicer beach days all sum
and we have tropical storm warningg along the eastern portion of marylann. virginia and then delaware. as we will see probbbly tropical storm force winds ouu there of excess of 40 to 60 iles er hour at times. heavy amounts of rainfaal as well. 1-to 2-inches is possible. western edge of the chesapeake bay. we have the potenttal of the easterly flow of wind wrapping around the counter-clockwise spin of the storm.ú creating some coastal flooding conditions along the western edge of the chesapeake bay. %-looking at the atlantic saaellite image here. you can see earl aving n eye, weel defined here. category 2 store. with winds at 100 be 9 miles per hour. presssre at the center of the storm at 948,000,000 bars. and wind ggsts at 102 miles per hour. dangerous. tracking the storm. making the right turn, which we were eepecting. off the coast of the outer banks of the carolinas where they will get the brunt of it. friday morning north of us. rip currents could be a problem3 for the eastern portion of the3 state. to the beach. i know it is a holiday winding to be careful. give yourself an
set my chair up later or tomorrow morning. >> the virginia coastline saw much more. the winds gusted about 35 miles per hour. down in north carolina the outer banks is where earl did some damage. what can we expect this holiday weekend? gary mcgrady is looking at that. >> one of our photographers came back from ocean city and said he found nothing but sunshine, getting a lot better for this holiday weekend. >>> he once sparked a bubonic plague scare, now more tense moments that led to an airport shutting down. >>> two fans start jawing each other at the u.s. open. >>> first a quick check of our friday night rundown. hey, you're with us. might as well stick around another 20 minutes or so right? we're back in one minute. hang tight. >> this is fox 5 news edge at 11:00.  >>> new video tonight of the scientists behind that big scare at miami international airport. 70-year-old thomas butler was released today after being detained by security last night. a suspicious item was found in his luggage after he arrived on a flight from the middle east. before the item w
carolina, maryland and virginia. plus a tropical storm warning just issued for long island, new york. the storm expected to reach north carolina tonight and then head up the east coast. take a look at this picture of earl taken by nasa from the international space station. we will have a live report from north carolina and a full forecast with janice dean, the weather machine, that's all coming up during the show. >> finally the space station is paying off. >> by the way, that's a well defined storm. those things are dangerous. the surfers are out there. they shouldn't be. >> i know. you tell them. less than four hours from now, palestinian president mahmoud abbas and israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu will meet face to face for peace talks in washington, beginning of a year long process. doug lazader joins us from washington, d.c. what kind of start did we get off to yesterday? is there any peace yet? >> well, there's peace at the white house. there will be peace around the table today, let's hope anyway. these talks are going to last a few hours. everyone at this point see
, virginia, and maryland have already declared states of emergency. the major question now remains exactly what path will earl take up the coast. we'll be checking in with al for the latest on this in just a moment. >> got some other stories to cover, including amanda knox, the american college student convicted of murdering her roommate in italy. this morning, some new revelations about her state of mind. and we'll talk to a former fbi agent who is absolutely convinced that she is innocent. >> that's right. and also a little bit later, familiar face around here on "today." try going, matt, the entire month wearing just six items of clothing. the question is, did anybody notice? did you? we're going to find out how she did. >> over and over again. let's begin this morning with hurricane earl. al is in kill devil hills in north carolina on the outer banks. he's tracking the storm. al, good morning to you. >> well, good morning, matt. and, yes, earl has strengthened overnight. a category 4 storm. let's give you the latest details on earl. first of all, we've got a very active area out there.
to really feel it. maryland tropical storm warning issued from virginia through the jersey area. that means tropical storm forced winds are expected within the next 48 hours. that is anything from 39 to 74- mile-an-hour winds. to the west. there's the showers showers and thunderstorms. here's earl. pretty much the same as you can see, as it heads off to the the carolinas. still off our coast. with a 3 or perhaps strong 2 category storm. right now, up to 132. a little further to the east. not going to impact anybody as it heads out not north and northeast. and just a minute ago, gaston, a new tropical storm heading out to the west, with winds of 40. yes, the tropics are going crazy. tonight, cooler and quiet nice night again. but warmer than last night. another very, very warm day. with increase in high clouds. particularly tomorrow afternoon. tomorrow's high, about 92 degrees. we'll update the five-day forecast. with gaston and fiona and earl coming up. >> all right, bob. thank you. >>> still ahead at 5:00, wjz continues to monitor the breaking news at the discovery channel headquarters. th
. and hurricane watches from virginia to delaware. correspondent jonathan serrie is live in hill devil hills, north carolina, with an update. >> reporter: you can see the red flags that the lifeguards have been installing on the beach. it's been a beautiful sunny day here, they are worried about the heavier than usual surf in the atlantic and potentially riptides. earlier today, the lifeguards had to go out and rescue a surfer who could not bat the rip tides. they got him to shore safely. as you look at some of the cottages along the beaches, not seeing any of the boarding up that you normally would, if they were anticipating a direct hit from the hurricane. as you look at the path of the hurricane, the forecasters believe the eye of the storm will stay out to sea. nevertheless, the category four hurricane is a particularly strong storm. and so they are anticipating at least tropical storm force winds where i'm standing right now. potentially hurricane force winds. so many residents and visitors not wanting to take any chances. those who are not leaving the islands are stocking up on food, w
they remain in effect for the entire del marva, the delaware beaches, maryland and virginia beaches right on down the line. and they will be lifted here eventually, after it's noted that the impact of earl is starting to farther to the north and northeast. we're still seeing 12-mile-per- hour winds. they're some of the heaviest in the state. 13-mile-per-hour winds around pax river. but now, the heaviest winds are kind of flanked by ocean city. and 21 did 25 in cumberland for two different reasons. down on the shore, direct impact because of earl moving away. but coming in from the west, well, that's the high pressure trying to build in. the same front that is pushing earl up to the northeast. and the high pressure behind it, creating the pressure between those two systems. and the higher winds are out to the west as a result. we will continue to keep you posted. for now, back inside. >> thank you very much, tim and bob. >>> first warning weather coverage continues now with adam may, live in ocean city, where earl is causing minor problems there. adam? >> reporter: well, very minor. and no
in massachusetts in order to prepare for earl's roorks a -- arrival. virginia's governor bob macdonald declared a state of emergency just as a precaution. allowing the state to get ready ahead of the storm. stay with wjz for the latest on hurricane earl that tracks the storm. get forecast updates and see livedoppler radar, go to wjz.com. >>> another hot and more humid day. the temperature high enough early enough to close baltimore county schools early. outside right now, with mostly sunny and still very warm. we'll has weather and traffic together. bob turk is here with the updated numbers from first warning weather. bob? >> this is the first day since school started with temperatures of 90 plus. the dew point is up a little bit from what it was yesterday. we were at 61. right now, it's at 63. our temperature at 94. d.c. at 97. cumberland again at 97. ocean city at 86. and oakland, 80. but with a dew point at 63, that 94 feels like 95. so it's a little hotter. the hottest spot we can find down in easton, where it's pretty humid, at 99 degrees. looks like another warm one coming up tomorrow. ma
's not going to touch us, and within three hours it's right on >> reporter: north carolina, virginia, and maryland are all under states of emergency. fema is already shipping bottled water, generators and 300,000 meals to north carolina and massachusetts. cape cod is also in the path of earl and home to 500,000 summer residents. >> we could see watches and warnings continue to move up the east coast. that's why it's so important for residents to have evacuation plans ready to go if the evacuation orders are called for. >> reporter: the last time a hurricane posed such a threat to the east coast was in 1991, when hurricane bob caused an estimated $620 million in damage. t.j. winick, abc news, pine knoll shores, north carolina. >>> now to the path of hurricane earl, which is something much of the east coast is keeping a very close eye on. >> no doubt about that. accuweather's ava dinges is tracking the storm for us. good morning, ava. >> good morning, mike and rob. hurricane earl the first hurricane of the 2010 season to impact the east coast, right now a major hurricane as it continue
'll throw us off the island. that's all right. we'll just camp somewhere else. >>> in virginia, the navy is also preparing, ready to move 35 ships at naval station norfolk out of harm's way if necessary. >>> and not knowing what earl will do, people like these boaters are going ahead and making plans as far north as massachusetts. another threat, rip currents. red flags posted along many beaches warning about danger. about 65 people were pulled from the water in virginia beach yesterday. a hurricane couldn't come for a worst time for business that depends on tourism dollars from the labor day weekend. some travelers are starting to cancel hotel reservations ahead of the storm. before we bring in chad myers, i want to show you this video from one of our i-reporters. earl whipped up very strong winds in saint kit's, causing some boats to wash ashore. this was yesterday in saint kits. let's do what we have to do. this is your hurricane headquarters at cnn, and when there is a hurricane, chad is our man on it. chad, what have you got? >> ali, the problem with this storm is that it's not a ca
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